ADVANCED PRACTICE 1 (RESEARCH AND PROCESS) - 2018/9

Module code: ACT3011

Module Overview

This module allows the student to focus on the research and preparation of a role (or roles) within a larger scale, full production context. It develops the work on preparation of the Rehearsal Modules in Levels 4 and 5, placing it in a professional production context.

Module provider

Guildford School of Acting

Module Leader

ROUSE DC Mr (GSA)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: W490

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of Level 5 BA (Hons) Acting. A good command of spoken and written English. If the student’s first language is not English, and s/he has not been taught in English or studied to A level standard in the UK, s/he will need to demonstrate a minimum level of competence.  

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Research appropriate to character(s), play and production.
Rehearsal of a larger scale production.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Practical based assessment AUDITION FOR FINAL PRODUCTION 50
Practical based assessment REHEARSAL PROCESS 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Thoroughly prepare the trainee actor for engagement in the professional performance industry
  • To consolidate the skills requisite to the creating and sustaining of a character.
  • To integrate Acting, Movement and Voice techniques acquired and developed at Levels 4 and 5.
  • To provide a working environment which adheres to professional values and codes of conduct.
  • Develop responsible and consistent attitudes towards self-management
  • Develop and deploy appropriate research methods and strategies
  • Develop a sophisticated awareness of professional discipline and presentation

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Develop the cognitive skills that will enable the student to plan and conduct pre-rehearsal and during rehearsal preparation.
2 Display a readiness and ability to take responsibility for managing a career in the performing arts
3 Exercise initiative and personal responsibility.
4 Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the ability to operate autonomously and effectively within and across a variety of professional environments
5 Evidence a clear understanding of and connection to the text
6 Develop a credible and dynamic characterisation.
7 Demonstrate effective vocal delivery
8 Display expressive and flexible movement skills
9 Demonstrate appropriate and effective integration of core technical skills (Acting, Voice and Movement).
10 Work in an appropriate and professionally focused manner in pursuit of creating and sustaining a truthful characterisation within performance.
11 Effectively collaborate and integrate with members of the company.

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 10

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:


Engage the student with the research and preparation required for a full, larger scale production.
Develop of the skills learnt in Levels 4 and 5 in full rehearsal.


The learning and teaching methods include:


Tutor or visiting professional led sessions.
Practical sessions.
Group research.
Individual research.
Independent study.
Tutorials.

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for ADVANCED PRACTICE 1 (RESEARCH AND PROCESS) : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/act3011

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Acting BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.